Monday, November 12, 2012

New Squat Workout and Plan for Life

This week starts a new 4-week program, and in reality, a new 12-week approach to my basic lifts.

I'm switching away from the 5-3-1 program for a while to a different piece of advice from Jim Wendler. A few years ago he mentioned aiming for 5 reps above 90% 1 RM. I'm going to see if this helps my strength to keep going up - as it has with 5-3-1. The biggest difference is lower volume, and therefore less soreness.

I'll keep you up to date.

Trainers - Win a scholarship to the 2013 Fitness Business Summit here (from the most generous man in the trainer education industry, Bedros Keuilian) - and yes, I'll be speaking at this event

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Identify exactly what it is you want in life. Then go after it. Start today. And then never, ever, EVER give up.

There are a lot of people that will improve their lives when you improve yours. By becoming a better person yourself, you'll make the lives of a lot of others better at the same time. It's not selfish to focus on self-improvement. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give the world.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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